|Menomonie, WI: Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts|
Country: United States of America
Location: 205 Main Street East
Built as a multi-purpose assembly hall/theatre (313 seats) and library building for the Unitarian Society of Menomonie by Harvey Ellis. Opened 1889 as "Mabel Tainter Memorial Building", also known as "Mabel Tainter Theatre". Named after Mabel S. Tainter (1866-1886) the late daughter of the main sponsors, Captain Andrew Tainter and his wife. 1970 renovations.
Reverse Text: "Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater. It was Harvey Ellis, a little-known architectural genius of the late 1880's, who deftly turned a small spot of backwoods Wisconsin into a gem of Moorish splendour. Overlooking the warm grandeur of the intimate Mabel Tinater Memorial Theater is the bust of donor Captain Andrew Tainter. The Tainters bequeathed the multi-purpose building, which houses the theater, to the City of Menomonie in the memory of their daughter Mabel, who tragically died at the age of 20. Faithful restoration of the auditorium to its original elegance was completed in 1970 through the guidance of the Mabel Tainter Preservation Association."|
Publisher: John M. Russell, Menomonie; J7871
Type: Divided Back
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